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Striker “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin has rated the chances of Russian national team on football to win in the home championship. His words reports Sport24.
“Our guys have a chance to win the world Cup on their soil. The most important thing is not to find fault. They made such a big step, handsome,” — told reporters the 32-year-old hockey player. Ovechkin also noted that Croatia, which the Russians will compete for the semi-finals of the world Cup, weaker than the Spanish national team.
Russia will play against Croatia on 7 July, the match will start at 21:00 Moscow time. The winner will play in the semifinals against England, who previously July 7, outplayed the Swedes with the score 2:0.
In the 1/8 finals of the tournament, Russia beat Spain. The team of Stanislav Cherchesov won in penalty shootouts with the score 4:3.
The world championship will last until July 15.
Video, photo All from Russia.